Friday, June 12, 2009

Don't Forget About Fifth Group Restaurants' Loyalty Program

Join Fifth Group Restaurants’ Frequent Guest Rewards loyalty program and earn a point for every dollar you spend (including tax and gratuity) at one of their restaurants: Ecco, La Tavola Trattoria, South City Kitchen Midtown, South City Kitchen Vinings or The Original El Taco. Additionally, you’ll earn 250 points every time you dine at three different Fifth Group restaurants in a consecutive 60-day period. Don't forget about the cool complimentary entrée you receive on your birthday and enrollment anniversary ($40 value), as well as invitations to members-only restaurant events. There’s no annual fee. A one-time charge of $15 upon enrollment is completely refunded to you as soon as you dine at one of Fifth Group’s restaurants using one of your registered debit or credit cards. Fifth Group tracks your points so you don’t have to carry around one of those pesky punch cards.

Redeem your points for Fifth Group Restaurants dining cards for restaurant meals; a day as a chef’s apprentice with one-on-one lessons; a custom-created five-course dinner; vintage wines; an exclusive hors d’oeuvre and cocktail party for 20 people; or a private four-course wine dinner for 30 people! Read complete details online.

Fifth Group Restaurants:Ecco: 40 7th Street, NE; 404-347-9555. La Tavola Trattoria: 992 Virginia Avenue, NE; 404-873-5430. South City Kitchen Midtown: 1144 Crescent Avenue; 404-873-7358.South City Kitchen Vinings: 1675 Cumberland Parkway; 770-435-0700.The Original El Taco: 1186 North Highland Avenue, NE; 404-873-4656.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Frozen Lemonade at Panera

For each frozen lemonade purchased at Panera today, $1 is donated to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Not to mention, it's the perfect refreshment for a hot day!

Be sure to stop by a location of Panera not only to pick up a frozen lemonade, but also to try some of the new menu items that are being passed out as free samples!

To find an Atlanta-area Panera near you visit their website.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Eclipse di Luna Gives Parents a Lunch Break

Help Children's Healthcare of Atlanta by Chilling Out with New Frozen Lemonade at Panera

Need to beat the heat and refuel on Thursday, June 11? Pull in to one of Atlanta’s 21 Panera Bread bakery-cafes between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. to cool off with free samples of Panera’s new for summer chopped Cobb salad, their beloved strawberry poppyseed salad and frozen drinks like the low-fat strawberry smoothie, frozen lemonade or frozen mocha. What's even cooler is that on this day, $1 from each frozen lemonade purchased at any Atlanta-area Panera location on will go toward sending Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta pediatric patients to summer camp. And if you haven't heard yet, Panera just earned top spots in Zagat’s fast food survey released on June 8 – including Most Popular large restaurant concept, Best Salads and Best Healthiest Options.

To find a Panera Bread location near you, visit

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Flicks on Fifth in WaterHaven's Courtyard

You know it's summer when Flicks on Fifth starts back. It's the next best thing to the Starlight!

Tomorrow night is the first one and they are showing Quantum of Solace. Grab a friend (or two) and head over to WaterHaven early for the best spot. There are lots of options. You can get a $10 "box lunch" with a sandwich, pasta salad, cookie and drink to take to the courtyard and dine on your favorite blanket picnic-style. Or, you can pay $25 and see the movie on a private screen on WaterHaven's patio. This includes an appetizer, entree, glass of wine or beer, and soft drinks. Oh, and parking is free either way.

The show starts when it gets dark, so about 9 p.m. Happy Summer!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sushi in the RA

This Friday, I was in a sushi-state-of-mind. I have been craving some delectable sushi and hadn't found a good time to get out. Luckily, I had the chance to attend RA Sushi's friends and family dinner. My fellow diner and I spared no calories in the process and hence checked out a wide variety of items off of the menu. Check out some of my favorite menu items!

The Spinach Gyoza was just the beginning for us, but I loved these spicy pot stickers. The sesame-mustard sauce that accompanied gave the perfect hint of heat.

The Viva Las Vegas Roll was my favorite of the night. As one of RA Sushi's signature menu items it isn't your traditional roll, but it is VERY tasty! Paired with my Sea Monkey martini--there was no disappointment here!

RA Sushi is open to the public today and is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with a late night menu available until midnight.

Georgia Organics Night at Pizza Fusion

Join Georgia Organics for a green pizza party TONIGHT! Member and supporter Pizza Fusion is hosting a Georgia Organics night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with 10% of all proceeds supporting the organization. Enjoy organic pizza, beer, giveaways and get information on eating locally.

Pizza Fusion is located in the Astoria at the Aramore building, 2233 Peachtree Road. Free parking is available behind the restaurant.